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I'm a Teacher, not a Babysitter!: Professionalism in Early Childhood
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30586Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Early childhood professionals must hold themselves to a high standard if they want to change the way that they are seen by society. We will discuss the four dimensions of professionalism and how to achieve them in order to reach this high standard.

Five Steps to Create a Functional Behavior Assessment
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30591Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will walk participants through five steps for creating a functional behavior assessment. The steps described include: gathering background information, determining target behavior, collecting data, analyzing data, and creating a hypothesis.

Creating a Behavior Intervention Plan
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #30592Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will walk participants through the steps of creating a behavior intervention plan. The plan will address the behaviors targeted in the functional behavior assessment.

Active Supervision for Preschoolers
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30665Level: Introductory1 Hour
Keeping children safe requires intentional, careful supervision. Learn 6 steps to active supervision that keep preschoolers safe through the everyday routines of a center and other events that can change those routines.

Active Supervision for Infants and Toddlers
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, PhD
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Course: #30666Level: Introductory1 Hour
Keeping children safe requires intentional, careful supervision. Learn 6 steps to active supervision and how they can be used with infants and toddlers as they rapidly develop new skills and take new risks.

Critical Skills to Teach First - Part 2
Presented by Liz Moore, MEd
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Course: #30564Level: Introductory1 Hour
Students who have challenging behavior are often times missing essential critical skills. Prior to students being ready to learn, they need to have important critical skills to be successful in the learning environment. This presentation is a two part series. Part II will focus on reviewing why students misbehave and how to teach the essential skills of waiting, giving up items and transitioning.

Essentials for the New Early Childhood Teacher
Presented by Amber Tankersley, PhD
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Course: #30439Level: Introductory1 Hour
A new position as an early childhood teacher is exciting and overwhelming. This session focuses on tips to help new early childhood teachers make a smooth transition into their new role.

Trouble with Transitions? 5 Essential Ways to Prevent Challenging Behavior
Presented by Barb O'Neill, MEd, EdD
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Course: #30448Level: Introductory1 Hour
Consistent use of preventative strategies is the only way to break out of daily struggles with children who refuse to clean up, come inside, take their turn in the bathroom or lay down for nap. You'll learn the 5 essential strategies for preventing challenging behavior during classroom transitions and be guided in implementing them in a way that works for you and your class.

How to Grow a Young Child's Music Brain
Presented by Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT
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Course: #30450Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course summarizes research about the impact of music on brain development and offers practical suggestions for encouraging families to incorporate music into everyday life for infants and young children. Information about early music milestones will be offered, and links will be provided to music resources readily available to professionals and families.

Infant Mental Health - Part 2
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #30561Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides the second part of introducing the concept of infant mental health, emphasizing individual child, family-centered care, environment and context and development. Content within the second part investigates concepts of attachment styles, co-occupations between the caregiver and infant, infant massage, and strategies to enhance attachment, co-occupations, and positive routines.